Actor IK Ogbonna was probably misunderstood when he briefly addressed the issue of higlife musician, Flavour, who reportedly mentioned that he’s afraid of marriage over his career, as many concluded he threw shades at him. Ogbonna, however, addressed the issue on his instagram page.
“So lately I have been getting calls from different media platforms asking if I threw shades at Flavour. I believe I addressed it on my interview with “Punch” newspaper, but since I want us to be on the same page, here is my response .
I can never throw shade on anyone, especially not on a guy who’s craft I totally admire. That can never happen. Kudos to Flavour and big thanks to him for making Africa proud with his music. I just believe that as a public figure, you carry a certain social responsibility in a way that there are many people who look after you and tend to learn from you.
As a celebrity you have a loud voice to speak up and a real power of it lays in ability of touching and influencing people’s lives in a positive manner . The fact is that marriage concluded on wrong ,superficial reasons can be equal hell and prison and such union will definitely block and stop your prosperity and progress . I will never ever encourage people to get married just for sake of getting married or because society says it’s about the time.
That’s rubbish. No one should ever settle. My intention was and still is to share my very own personal life experience and how presence of a right person in my life helped me grow and prosper in every single segment of my life, and that there is no reason to be afraid of marriage, all you have to do is to talk to God everyday and ask Him to send you that your missing rib that is made for you only.
I feel that marriage based on pure love, respect, support, honesty, friendship and loyalty is a beautiful blessing and I wouldn’t want anyone to miss it because he or she was afraid that it will reflect negatively on other fields of their lives. It really doesn’t need to be that way,” he said.